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The U.S. Freight Sustainability Summit, November 17-18, 2011

The U.S. Freight Sustainability Summit

Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 8:30 AM - Friday, November 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM (EST)

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Event Details

Schedule and Draft Agenda

Thursday, November 17: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, with a reception from 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Friday, November 18: 8:45 AM – noon
Continental breakfast will begin at 7:00 AM on Thursday and 7:45 AM on Friday

Please see the summit agenda and program here


The U.S. Freight Sustainability Summit (formerly, the "SmartWay Summit") offers you an in-depth look into the critical role that the goods movement sector plays in our nation's economy, energy security, and environment. The conference will showcase how businesses are successfully partnering with government to make the U.S. freight sector more efficient, sustainable, and robust in today's global market.

You will hear senior industry leaders, transportation experts, policymakers, and other key stakeholders share best practices, operational strategies, cutting edge technologies, and other innovations that:

  • Help firms save fuel and reduce costs,
  • Sustain and create jobs,
  • Strengthen the economy,
  • Improve our nation's energy security, and
  • Enhance environmental quality.

The summit will begin at 8:30 AM Eastern time on Thursday, November 17 and run through noon Eastern time on Friday, November 18.

On Thursday, the event will focus on how the nation's leading trucking and logistics firms, retailers, manufacturers, ports, and non-governmental organizations are successfully integrating sustainability practices into their transportation and business operations.

Friday will feature an EPA SmartWay Workshop that shows how this innovative public-private collaboration can help industry and the country save fuel and enhance the economy through new technologies, innovative strategies, and tools and methods for carbon accounting and performance benchmarking.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be served on Thursday, and a reception will be held from 4:30-6:00 PM on Thursday evening. A continental breakfast will also be served on Friday morning. The meals, refreshments at breaks, and the reception are provided by event sponsors.

Summit Registration

If you are interested in attending the summit, you must register by selecting the number of tickets and clicking on the "Register" button above. You will be directed to provide your name, affiliation, and contact information. Once you register, you will receive an email confirmation. You will receive further information about the event via email—including a formal program—as the dates for the summit approach.

Please note that you must register separately for the summit and for lodging. Lodging information is below.


Hotel Information:

Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle NW
Washington, DC 20005 
1-202-842-1300 (ask for the “EPA SmartWay” room block) - room block closes when there are no longer rooms available 
Online Reservations (group code: EPA)
Guest rate: $183/night


**Please note that the room blocks at the JW Marriott and Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle have closed**


Travel Information

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC near the White House and the National Mall. It is a short walk from the Federal Triangle metro stop (orange and blue lines) and the Metro Center metro stop (red line). By air, Washington, DC is served by Reagan National Airport, Washington Dulles Airport, and Baltimore-Washington Airport. By rail, the city is served by Amtrak Trains arriving at Union Station (which is also a red line metro stop).


If you have any questions about The U.S. Freight Sustainability Summit or the registration process, please contact Morgan Hoenig at or (206) 447-1805.

Have questions about The U.S. Freight Sustainability Summit? Contact the organizer

When & Where

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, 20004

Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 8:30 AM - Friday, November 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM (EST)

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